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at 95 in downtown baltimore, not too many cars out there just yet. and as we pull up some drive times you'll notice the harrisburg express way no delays there. a lot of rain in the area, 695 that's going to be in great shape from parkville, and the west side will remain nice and clear just eleven minutes on the outer loop from 795 down toward 95. >>> five minutes from five, a warning about a new scam targeting seniors and social security benefits. identity thieves are getting their hands on personal information like a full name and bank account number and reroute the benefits to their own bank accounts and prepaid debate cards. the scam is becoming popular just as the social security administration prepares to switch all beneficiaries to direct deposit instead of mailing out paper checks. >>> if you're college students weighed down by large student loan debts you're not alone. the number of households with debt is rising. it's estimated that one in every five households carries some sort of student loan debt. the average loan in 2010 was almost $27,000. that's more than double what bo
with a look at roads. >>> still dealing with the big sinkhole in east baltimore. monument street still portions of that shut down. not far from patterson park. >> down in that neighborhood. right now you're saying chilly start take the coat. >> exactly and we're still officially in summer. we have frost advisories in western maryland we're looking at garrett county. it is chilly this morning. temperatures are in the 40s and a lot of spots. so take the jacket as you head out the door. i'd say a coat. i'm cold. exactly. let's look at these temperatures in bladensburg. 55 degrees there. and 43 degrees in west friendship this morning and look at the 100%. that means the dew point, the temperature are the exact same. actually a little bit of patchy fog in howard county this morning and also frederick county. out and about be prepared for that take it easy on the roadways. maryland's most powerful radar is dry right now. and it's going to stay is that way through the day. we're going to get lots of sunshine in here. it's going to be a fantastic day. as we look at the hour by hour forecast fo
been made public. >>> a baltimore icon in the hospital this morning. we have the very latest on the health condition of art moe dell this morning. it is thursday, september 6th. thank you for joining us. i'm megan pringle, you can see charlie out live at camden yards. been sleeping all night? >> i did go home and change clothes but i have been out here all night. not really but camden yards is the place to be in baltimore once again. the beginning of the orioles' four game series with the new york yankees. they now trail new york by one game in the american league's eastern division but tonight, it is also about remembering baseball's ironman on this date. 17 years ago, cal ripken became the all time consecutive games leader beating lou gehrig at 213 #. that's the number, consecutive games played a streak that will never be broken in the history of baseball. tonight, the living legend statue will be unveiled honoring cal and that's coming up for you tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. the ceremony around 5:15 just before the start of the game. we're going to have a preview for that for
. baltimore on the top five list. >>> and also ahead the morning, black and orange. lately easy to spot. a lot of fans have been showing off the o's' pride. where do the birds tall on the list -- fall on the list when it comes the raking in the cash? when it comes to making money after the merchandise. >> how about that game last night. >> amazing. >> the 15th game they've wondered in extra innings. >> i always wondered you know after 18 innings. >> i couldn't believe the game was still on at 3:00, 3:30 in the morning. >> we look for interesting when we come -- more interesting when we come in that early. again the weather was so nice yesterday. >> it was. it was really lovely yesterday. and i'm going to do you one better and do it again. >> i like it. >> woo-hoo. go lynette. >> outside right now in bel air mainly clear skies. you can see a few high clouds in the back there. you see those wispy looking clouds? these are your cirrus clouds and those will be moving in throughout the day but it's going to be a beautiful day on tap. you have to get out there and enjoy it. but before you do, before
of rain pushing in around bel air and baltimore. a little closer around towson we are seeing a couple lightning strikes with this as well. all this is beginning to slide off toward the east. it will be crossing the bay. as we zoom in closer, you can see more showers around lake shore and arnold. so as we head intoan arundel county you are getting heavier rein across the area. this will be across the eastern shore in moments. so rock hall getting in on light rain and get in on a heavier batch as we go through time. behind that, we will dry out and we have another chance for showers as we work our way into the afternoon. this morning, temperatures are mild all you need is the umbrella as you head out and about. let's check the apartment bc2 timesaver -- abc2 timesaver traffic. >> reporter: we are dealing with rain. so be extra careful as you head out. no delays on the jfx heading into the city. looking at an 11-minute ride traveling southbound from 695 down to fayette street. everything will remain up to speed through the fort mchenry tunnel as well as the harbor tunnel. as we check in
. a few construction delays around baltimore city, not really going to impact your commute. 795 to 70 looking pretty good, lots of green on your screen. outside we go for a live shot. we'll show you, this is 895 just south of o'donnell street. things are looking good. 895 -- excuse me, 695 at harford road looking good at this hour. we'll do this all again coming up in less than 10 minutes. megan. >>> five minutes away from 5:00 right now. mike, thanks. >>> about a month ago we told you about airlines to shrink their seats to fit more people on a plane. now united airlines is going through with that plan. the airlines says it's going to retrofit 152 of its planes with slimline seats, reducing the seat size. we're talking about 18 inches to then 17 inches, so the change will allow for six extra seats in the cabin. united says its passengers really shouldn't notice the change, especially since leg room won't be affected. >>> record number of passengers flew through bwi airport in july. the airport's busiest month ever. we're talking about 2.2 million people walking through the termina
by the way. i was a yankees fan -- now that i'm in baltimore. i know i'm wearing a lot of orange and i don't buy orange and this is a different thing for me. >> it's exciting. >> very exciting. >> we haven't felt this in a while and a lot of people heading down there want to know what they're in store for. >> a good time tonight. but we're going to be dealing with mainly dry weather and don't worry about it. very humid once again this morning that will continue as we duothroughout the day. gush go throughout the day. on maryland's most powerful radar as of now, we have a lone shower now as we step over across the eastern shore. but also if your travels are taking you into virginia this morning we're dealing with a light shower around reston, sterling, ashburn and also oakton but again the you are going to be along the eastern shore watch out for some patchy fog this morning and we have some heavier rain just to the north of federalsburg right now. this is starting to slide off towards the east. heading over into delaware and that's the scenario in terms of the wet weather. as we look at te
? >>> all right, finally baltimore's baseball town once again tonight the orioles will unveil the fifth in its living legend series and they are monoing the ironman. -- honoring the ironman. charlie back down there live at camden yards with the story and charlie important date in history. >> reporter: a wonderful date in history. 17 years ago today megan cal ripken jr. became baseball's ironman at 2130 games consecutive games played without taking a day off. imagine doing your job that day. going to work for over 2,000 days in a row and never calling in sick. but cal ripken he did it. and in 1995 he became the all time leader at 2131. tonight the o's are going to honor the ironman by unveiling the statue in the living legend park. cal is fifth. so cal is going to take his place among them. some things you need to know for the game tonight. gates are going to open at 5:00 and the ceremony around 5:15. then on the field ceremony at 6:20 tonight just before first pitch against the yankees. we talked to monica about this today. the game tonight is a sellout. a lot of people coming out to th
how. >> table games and baltimore will have a casino. we will show outsigns the casino could be -- you the signs the casino could be coming to our city. >> we are told to buckle up because it's a bumpy ride but it is a fun one. o's lose but guess what, the yankees did too so we are still hanging onto hope. thanks for joining us. it's wednesday morning, i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. they've celebration this morning down on light street at mccormick. so traffic could be backed up around there. rain could be a factor. >> >> reporter: rain is a factor. we are dealing with accidents everywhere. cecil and baltimore county and the city, howard county. nothing is off limits. so, it's a pretty hectic. she down. >> but if you complain about the rain lynette says we need it and we do because it turns out this is upsetting to you a bacon drought. >> what? >> >> bacon. >> there's. >> how can you drop that bomb on me like that. i. >> i am as shocked as you are. >> bacon sunday dais will go up in price -- sunday days are going up in -- sundaes are going up in price. >> we are drying ou
in baltimore and this morning, keep art modell in your thoughts, the baltimore icon is in the hospital. >>> and baseball's ironman returns to camden yards. the living legend statue for cal ripken unveiled just before the o's take on the yankees. a live report coming up this morning. >>> clearly charlie out live again at camden yards. somebody is excited about tonight's game. and we'll check in with him and a bit and in the meantime if you are headed downtown to go cheer on the o's you probably want to know how the weather is looking. over to meteorologist lynette charles. >> good morning everyone. we are looking pretty dry for the most part so we will continue that trend as we go throughout the day and also we'll get a little bit of sunshine in here it's going to look more like it did jed and the day before that. an isolated shower or storm is possible in the afternoon. the green spots indicative of rain showers this morning. very light in nature. 270 you are going to be seeing some wet weather there especially in virginia. rossville trying to get on the edge of light rain this morning
to this story and it has a baltimore tie. >>reporter: the o's plan to wrap up their home series on the improbable 2012 major league season. >> so charley crowson out live this morning. he's been out there all morning long, sometimes with an umbrella, sometimes not. so lynette charles will let you know if you need yours today and, lauren cook, you said the rain has definitely been an issue on the roads. >>reporter: the rain and the fog, it's leading to a lot of reduced visibility. slow down and please be extra careful. hopefully it'll clear up soon. >> what's going on this weekend with the buckle up rallies and the baltimore orioles game, the book festival. >> rub it in, megan. let me show you what's going on right now. maryland's most powerful radar still picking up on some showers, but we are beginning to dry out back across the western shore and even points further to the west, so that's going to be the trend for a while. and then we'll begin to see more rain possibly moving into the picture. so chestertown right now, rock hall, centreville getting in on the heavier rainfall
in northwest baltimore. moreen that in just a few. >> i was like listening and wondering if the fog had something to do wit. not too much fog in that area. north and west howard county as well as frederick. we can see arbutus temperature this morning that's the big story as well. we are very chilly this morning. coming in at 48 degrees. look at the dew point. oh, we are nice and refreshing and dry. 47. but how close they are together. there could be a little bit of patchy fog across that area. the winds are calm and they're not going to be as breezy as they were yesterday. so that's also some good news i have to deliver no you this morning. the temperature in glen burnie at 52 degrees that dew point at 47. and as we go into barnesville. 42 and 42 so yes also looking at a little bit of patchy fog across is that area. maryland's most powerful radar is nice and dry this morning. and this trend will continue even as we go into the afternoon. it's going to be a fabulous day on tap with lots of sunshine. we'll see a few high clouds out there but still, plenty of sunshine to be had. as we star
: the group is targeting african american communities andn baltimore city and baltimore county and prince george's county. we are live in federal hill, linda so, abc2 news. >>> the court could announce whether it will take up same sex marriages in two cases one involving a new york woman who sued saying federal law unfairly treats same sex couples for who are lawfully married in their state. she says she paid taxes on her wife's estate because at the time new york state didn't recognize their out of state marriage. a california case centers on the state voter approved same sex marriage. -- voter approved same sex marriage. >>> we have information an peanut butter recall that expanded raising more concerns for families. and sherrie johnson has details on what other products this also applies to. sherrie. >> reporter: well, we have learned the large-scale recall for trader joe's brand valencia peanut butter applies to nut butter sold under 14 brand names at stores around the country. this includes almond butter and peanut but the ebb with flax cede -- butter with flax seed sold in target st
. and here's what 95 looks like in downtown baltimore right at 395. no delays right now traveling through the fort mchenry tunnel. just eight minutes to travel from the beltway all the way to the toll plaza. if you are using 695 it's going to be nice and clear traveling on that outer loop from 95 all the way up to 83. that stretch will take you 11 minutes. and the west side will be delay they have free. it's going to take you 11 minutes as well to travel the outer loop from 795 down towards 95. that's a look at your traffic traffic. megan over to you. >>> five minutes away from 5:00 right now. today the mother and sister of yeardley love are speaking out about her mother and how they are keeping her memory alive. they started a foundation in her honor to raise awareness about dating violence. love's sister describes what it was like during the trial of george huguely the man convicted of killing you've. >> heart -- yeardley love. >> my heart was beating really fast all the time. i kept thinking that's what yeardley saw. that's the last thing she saw and i kept running that through my head
minute ride from 695 to downtown baltimore. we'll check in and take a live look outside in parkville, the beltway, everything is moving along just fine at hartford road but the roads going to be brett and slick. be -- to be wet and slick. be careful. and getting down towards 95, that is a look at your abc2 time saver traffic. >>> all new for you this morning, the nfl has reached a deal with refs to get them back on the field immediately. this is great news for ravens fans because the first assignment for the zebras, baltimore tonight as they host the cleveland browns. linda so is here with reaction, as what many are calling an early chris man fan. >> those replacement refs would have been on the field tonight had the nfl not reached this tentative agreement. you remember what happened monday night when things came to a boiling point. the replacement refs were under fire for that questionable call that gave the sea hawks the win over the green bay packers. it was after that missed call that the two sides got serious about negotiations. for weeks now, coaches, players and fans have bee
of issues well north of baltimore city. we'll start you at emmerton road right at singer road. we do have an accident ongoing and that has tied speeds between 94, to around 35 to 40 miles an hour. so we are starting to see some delays. we do have ambulances, fire department, police activity right along perryman road out at old philadelphia road. we did have an earlier accident still ongoing. and congestion really starting to pick up on 695 at edmondson avenue. you'll notice the speeds tied down between 30 to 40 miles an hour. outside we go for a live shot and we'll show you some of our traffic cameras, 695 at liberty road, starting to see some volume on the outer loop. we have another shot for you the further north section of the beltway, 695 at harford road, starting to see some volume. things are looking pretty normal at this hour. the outer loop from 695 to 83 an 11-minute ride. >>> news time right now 6:31. parents want to know that when their kids, they head to school, they're going to be safe. and right now that is really hard for a lot of parents after a shooting at perry hall high
and baseball is back in baltimore. the o's atop the a.l. east. a live report this morning of a series coming up in the days to come and the ticket prices you may pay. >> yeah, those ticket prices a big story on this wednesday morning. thanks for joining us, i'm megan pringle alongside lynette charles who's busy with the weather, mike massco filling in with traffic. and it's quiet out there right now. >>reporter: it's quiet. we do have one wreck well north of town. we'll talk about that coming up. charley looks like a kid in a candy store down there at oriole park. >> he does. >>> it's humid. >> it is very humid out there this morning. that tropical feel as we go throughout the day. also a chance for more scattered showers and storms in the forecast. let's break it down for you on maryland's most powerful radar. as of now, mainly dry, but we are seeing some light showers trying to pop up across the area. the heaviest rain, though, over towards the west, if you're headed towards western maryland this morning, around papa, cumberland. we also now have one lone shower north of the city around tow
: good morning, lynette. we continue to follow breaking news in northeast baltimore. there is a two-alarm house fire on lock stone way. linda stow will bring you a live report from the scene coming up in a few minutes. if you are traveling the main lines, no concerns right now on 95 moving through white marsh. it will be nice and clear as we check in and take a live look outside just north of route 43. you'll notice there is nothing to get in your way. 15 minutes all together from this point all the way to downtown. if you are using 695, here's a live look in parkville at harford road. inner loop nice and clear. that will continue down towards 95. and no problems on that outer loop up towards towson. that's a look at your abc 2 news time saver traffic. megan, over to you. >>> now to some breaking news that we have been following this morning, seven people, including a child, had to be rushed to the hospital, this after a fire proak out at a home in northeast baltimore. this happened at 5003 load stone way. it's an apartment building. abc 2 new' linda stow is at the scene right now.
baltimore city streets. we will hear from fans and their excitement following the second grand prix race. those stories straight ahead on this monday september 3rd. good morning i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. happy labor day. hopefully you are up early and you have the day off. if you do, you want to know how the weather is going to be. >> lynette is standing by with a look at the forecast you did good this weekend. >> i tried. we have a few showers but for the most part the weekend was on the dry side. maryland's most powerful radar and on this labor day we are seeing a few showers work their way into the picture especially around cecil county this morning. elkton you can see along i-95 around port deposit. all this is going to move off towards the north and east but you could see another round going into the morning and the afternoon so scattered showers off and on throughout the day. we will see plenty of cloud around for today as well. right now, the temperatures in middletown 71 degrees. 75 in edgewater and northville coming in at 71. temperatures have been held up bec
. we still have an a.l. wildcard race going too so the chances of baltimore making it into the playoffs right now pretty good right now, all things being equal. what's important, baseball now great again here in the city of baltimore. they've been taking care of business on the road now. they've swept games in the past two against the toronto blueyai jays, couple that a weekend series over new york in new york. mark reynolds has been on fire for the past several games. he has had bombs friday night, sunday night, yesterday, you name it. he has been the hot hand for new york -- excuse me, baltimore by contrast. new york they lost that series to baltimore. they've been losing down in tampa and that's why we're waking up this morning with baltimore, some place they haven't been since 1997. they are first place in the a.l. east come september. this is a football town, or so we've been told. we're reminding you right now o's baseball is alive and well. >> obviously in my lifetime i haven't really seen anything like this, so we're looking forward to getting out here. >> things the same that w
will be held today for anthony anderson. he's the man from east baltimore who died after a confrontation with baltimore city police last week. anderson had been walking home last week in east baltimore when he came into contact with several police officers. in the first initial police report that was given after his death, it said that he died because he was trying to hide drugs that he was ingesting. however, now police admit it's not true and people who say they saw that confrontation, they tell a much different story. >> he put his arms to the side and come straight up and slammed them on his neck, collar bone-like. he sit that man up. [ indiscernable ] >> well now police will only say the circumstances of this case remain under investigation. the visitation, by the way, it begins today at 10:00 a.m. at march funeral home and after the funeral tomorrow morning the family is planning a march. that is going to happen from the funeral home down to the scene of that confrontation with police. >>> a woman in anne arundel county, she's accused of trying to kill her estranged husband by hitt
and they will be on the field tonight when baltimore plays host to the winless cleveland browns. news of the deal began circulating shortly after midnight and most analysts say they weren't at all surprised especially when you see the problems that have been mounting on a weekly basis. you had issued from games running longer, replacement refs popping up on facebook wearing their favorite teams gear. obviously things came to a head monday night with a botched game ending reception interception call involving the sea hawks and the green way packers. seattle won that game but the greenway defender, he intercepted the ball. we seek improvement in every year including officiating. this agreement will make officiating better. the teams players, and fans want both efficiency and quality in the officiating. that from roger goodell. your deal includes improved pay and pension packages for the referees and they can assign them to games in they choose. the nfl zebras are returning to the field tonight, their first assignment the ravens playing host to the browns. >>> 4:3 #,33, this morning, two -- 4:33 this morn
's the best approach to baltimore city. as we go outside, how about it? looking pretty good. we'll show you drive times and they look like this, pretty easy commute, 695 at harford road, that's looking really good as well across the area. and, again, 83 southbound from maryland/pennsylvania line to 695, that's a 22-minute ride and 695 outer loop from 795 to 95, that should take you 11 minutes. megan. >>> the baltimore orioles are in first place in the a.l. east and it's september. after all those years, you've probably lost hope, but now it can be restored. we have not seen this since 1997. charley is live down at camden yards. and, charley, those o's tickets have never been so hard to come by until now, right? >>reporter: you know, megan, when you talk about major league baseball, the season is long, it's 162 games and no sport is based more on numbers than baseball. and we're not going to bore you with those numbers, the inside stuff. we're going to talk to you about ticket prices this morning. i just did a check here on my smart phone, the stubhub prices, standing-room-only tickets at
this morning. >>> plus fighting west nile virus, crews will be back out in baltimore county after a rain delay, trying to stop the deadly virus from spreading. we have details on that straight ahead. thanks for joining us on this wednesday morning, i'm megan pringle. charley off this morning, again, spending time with his new daughter and lynette charles has a look at weather. you might be wondering, please don't tell me there's going to be a repeat of yesterday. and, of course, lauren cook looking at the roads. >>reporter: yes. we actually do have our first accident of the day in howard county. so i'll have more on that coming up. >>> in the meantime, that weather was wild. >> it was, it was wild and whacky yesterday. but we definitely did need the rainfall across tharea, we just didn't need the severe weather that came with it. >> all the wind. >> exactly. lots of winds out there. we had severe thunderstorm warnings, we actually had a twawch up. -- tornado watch up yesterday. no tornadoes on the ground. that's the good news to take out of this. we did have some damage out there, and marylan
and -- speeds and traveling into baltimore city, you want to watch out for some trash bags. a lot of trash bags actually along the southbound lanes of 83. that's right between cold spring lane and druid hill. there are no problems to report on 95 moving through white marsh. just 15 minutes from the beltway into the city and here's what 695 looks like at quarantine road. nothing to get in your way. it will be nice and clear traveling across the key bridge and it will remain that way from parkville up to towson. over to you. >> all right. thanks so much. >>> 7 minutes after 5 right now. if your breakfast food includes cheese this morning, you want to check the packaging. there's a reason why. there's a recall that could have you throwing out cheese products so you don't end up in the doctor's office. >> reporter: three new libraries are unveiled in baltimore city public schools. i am sherrie johnson and i will have a sneak preview coming up. what does fall smell like? head north, to someplace pristine like acadia national park. there is nothing like the parks this time of year. the falling leaves
this morning we're going to be talking live with a former "baltimore sun" reporter who's now in chi rhee. her name is -- cairo. her name is nancy and she's been following the crisis in libya very closely and going to give us inside perspective about the consulate as well as the attack on the embassy. >>> remember that it quickly became a household word that made us cringe. now the company is making up and filing their defamation lawsuit. beef products inc.. they are filing the suit today in the wake of the publicity storm over the meat product. grocery stores pulled the meat with the filler off the shelves and some schools stopped serving it. beef products say the bad publicity forced them to close plants and let hundreds of workers go. >>> we're back on track for the worst ever season when it comes to west nile virus in decades. the second person has died because of west nile virus here in our state. and right now, maryland health officials are stepping up their efforts to stop the spread of it because mosquitoes carry it. this morning abc2 news linda so is live in millford mills this mornin
news' sherrie johnson is live this morning in northeast baltimore with the story and what's the latest on the investigation? >> reporter: okay, right now megan, police are still searching for a suspect in this shooting. so that investigation continues. now we are told that classes are set to resume this morning after the campus was on lockdown yesterday and evening classes were also canceled because of the shooting. but they are set to resume classes this morning. this all happened yesterday about 4:15 p.m. witnesses say the victim was inside the morgan state student center playing pool. he was shot inside the student center and he collapsed outside the building. investigators don't think the victim or the gunman were students at morgan state and right now many students are concerned leading to questions about how easy it can be for outsiders to come in and cause trouble. >> i heard a gunshot or like a big noise. so now i came out here to check and i found out it was him on the ground and he was bleeding. >> reporter: not yet released the name of the victim. they're also still searchin
. good morning. >>> we are dealing with self- accidents trouble in baltimore county with a crash in luthvillety moan yum. and more problems down to towson where we're dealing with an accident on ruxton road right near 83. and you will want to expect delays on the jfx heading into the city. and here's a live look at the beltway. where you'll notice it's awfully congested as well here in overlea. inner loop slowed down toed 595 and -- to 95 and that outer loop extremely slow just jam- packed up to providence road. >> we are out of time and we're going to send you back to "good morning america." we'll have another news, weather and traffic update in about 30 minutes and we'll see you then. >>> you have got to look at this. bank robbers in l.a., on a high-speed car chase, throwing bills out of the suv as police are on the run. and people are trying to scoop them up. are they robin hoods on the run? we're going to look at that in a little bit. >> people braving traffic. >> come on. $100 bills. >> l.a. giveth. >> amy robach in for robin today. >>> plus, explosive new allegations from a
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